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Playgrounds today are complex wood play sets that feature swings, slides, and monkey bars for children to enjoy. To make the ideal adventure playground, why not attempt to build a sturdy structure...
This liquor cabinet was constructed from cherry and tiger maple. 36Hx18Dx48L. Liquor storage, open wine storage, dovetail drawers.
Have not yet installed the pulls. Mostly cherry. No stain, just topcoat. If I was doing it again I might have made it a little deeper to accommodate some larger books.
Hi, I'm Luke in Boulder, Colorado.
I made this simple box from a single piece of cherry wood I found sitting in our shop. I like the appeal of the exposed dovetails, plus I have observed that nearly...
This media cabinet was commissioned by my "day job" employer to live in our Corporate Board Room. The dimensions constrained the cabinet to fit between a support column and a wall and needed to be...
Nightstand in a style that is partly Asian and partly Greene and Greene. The arched breadboard ends and arched rail are reminiscent of the gate to Shinto temples, thus the name Torii. Made of hand...
Cherry finished with Boiled Linseed Oil, 2 coats Dark GARNET Shellac and 3 ooats Polyuretane. Photo 3 is a sideboard located in the Dining Room. I used a Kreg Jig and used pocket hole construction.
I finished my G&G Desk recently. I filmed the entire build and you can watch parts 1-5 below. Part 6 will be released this Friday. Please subscribe on YouTube and watch for it!
Using string and wooden blocks to clamp miters makes it easy to align corners too- unlike traditional clamps.
Sewing Centers / cabinets available for retail purchase tend to be large fold-out and fold-open units using mostly man-made materials and mass production joinery. After consultation with my local...
I saw this chair in the Stickley catalog and just had to give it a try. I worked from the catalog photo and measurements taken from a traditional Morris Chair. Chair is made of Walnut and Cherry with...
Cherry wood is responsible for this funky red lighting effect - a chance discovery on my side :) Furthermore, it combines nicely with fir in terms of texture and color. The lampshade, the cover for...
Drill bits in various sizes
Round pieces of wood;
Primer and paint.
Sandpaper if the wooden surface needs more extensive preparation than just a coat of...
Back in the fall, SWMBO and I had to replace the drywall in 2 rooms to insulate and repair a sagging ceiling. The project snowballed (it was supposed to just be a ceiling) and when we were almost...
This Greene and Greene styled coffee table is made primarily of cherry with walnut and ebony accents. It is approximately 24" x 50" x 18.5"
The inlay in the middle of the top is composed of ebony...
This piece started out as a small cabinet for my wife's office while also helping me build my portfolio. I wanted a small case that would lend itselft to small production runs while still being...
A modified Matt Berger design. quarter sawn spalted maple with cherry panels. Used Freud door rail and stile bits for head/foot board. Also used Freud raised panel bit for panels. Finish with...
I made a Greene and Greene style dartboard cabinet from cherry w/ ebony plugs. The panels are bookmatched and both panels are sawn from the same board.
Watch the build!
Cherry dartboard cabinet on a french cleat. Finished with one coat Minwax Cherrywood Gel Stain and seven coats of Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish. About 60 hours.
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